On February 8, 2021, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard Powers was designated Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.
Richard Powers serves as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement. He has spent the bulk of his career at the Antitrust Division, first joining the Atlanta Office through the Attorney General’s Honors Program before moving to the New York Office. In New York, Richard prosecuted cartel and fraud cases in the financial services industry, including bid rigging in the municipal bonds industry and various offenses related to the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). Richard received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for his work on the LIBOR case. In 2016, he joined the Criminal Division Fraud Section’s Healthcare Fraud Unit in the Eastern District of New York, where he spent two years prosecuting complex, multimillion dollar health care fraud, money laundering, and tax conspiracies and schemes. A West Point graduate, Richard served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer and received a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his service in Iraq. Richard holds a J.D. from the University of Alabama.